Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories has ratings and 74 reviews. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ said: Review (just for the title story) first posted on Fanta. Bisson has described “Bears Discover Fire” as being about exactly what the title says. This is not true. The narrator, his brother and his nephew suffer a flat tyre. Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories [Terry Bisson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bears Discover Fire is the first short story collection .

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One of the roles of speculative fiction is to make us look again at our world and re-evaluate what we are doing to it.

But isn’t that how it is with everything?

Another scientist said the bears were attracted by the berries on a new bush that grew only in the medians of dsicover interstates. At the beginning of the year I read the “Bears Discover Fire” in “The scret history of Fantasy” and decided that sooner or later I’d have to read more by the same author. The light went out. The coon suit also had great imagery but the ending left me cold.

Busson looked like there may have been more bears behind them, in the trees. Play in new window Download. The others sat around in a loose circle on the logs.

The narrator’s brother chides him for wasting time on fixing old tyres rather than using the new radials. Oct 07, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: If I’d married and had kids, he’s the kind I’d have wanted. Still, since the whole thing is just a setup, it isn’t really satisfying. Take the story the collection gathers it’s name from, “Bears Discover Fire. Of course they are going to say that.


Take the story the collection gathers it’s name from, “Be Though the plots and backdrops of his stories range discoved the fantastic to the straight up bizarre, Bisson has a skill for crafting believable, down to earth characters, avoiding the pitfall many science fiction and fantasy short story writers fall into of making the characters involved almost incidental to the gimmick. None of it feels like exposition, it naturally reveals itself, and each story holds a really interesting idea that feels like no one’s quite approached in the same way before.

People were seeing bears all over the state, and in Virginia as well. Paperbackpages. The light went off again before I had the wheel off the ground.

Bears Discover Fire

He was wearing a white shirt, and I realized it was Sunday morning. They did okay at tending it, though.

The boy caught on fast, though. Women Destroy Science Fiction! Next In which a black couple applies for a marriage license and ultimately is sentenced for conspiracy to break the law prohibiting same-race marriage.

Oct 12, Ray Daley rated it liked it. Other highlights bars dialog-driven battles against ATMs and bureaucracy, the great psycho-sexual Necronauts to be filmed in 3-D by Brian Yuzna’s Komodo films out of Indonesia sometime soontime-traveling art-thieves, and, of course, the perennial short-fiction fave “They’re Made Out of Meat. All this time, the bears never made a move. It seemed a petty thing to do.


Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories

Guys from the future, retrieving art that otherwise would be lost. We stayed on the path. There was a musty, but not really unpleasant smell. I really don’t understand how it won so many a I got over a third of the way through this book, which was about half of the stories in it, and decided I couldn’t take it anymore.

Then we climbed our fence and crossed the field to get a look at the bears. It seemed a petty thing to do. Two men in suits got out of the hearse and opened the rear door. It took a little bit for me to get into Terry Bisson’s style, but once I understood it, his stories became fun, sometimes lightly befuddling reads. The first few feet into the trees it was pitch black and the boy grabbed my hand.

She pointed up toward the canopy of trees, where a light was spreading, and then pointed to herself. The light seemed to drip down from the canopy of the woods like rain. My favorites included the short, short alien-encounter piece, “They’re Made Out of Meat,” and the titular work “Bears Discover Fire,” a slow moving piece about the nature of man contrasted against beast.

It was only the high beams of some southbound truck, but she seemed mighty pleased.